March 30, 2016
The devil is the sinister minister of fear. Are you afraid of what the devil may do to you if you take a stand for God? Don’t be afraid. God declares 365 times (once for every day of the year), “Fear not. Be not dismayed. I am thy God. I will strengthen thee” (Isaiah 41:10).
Fear is an insult to God who says, I will be with thee. Fear will destroy your life, disrupt your friendships, and delight your foes.
Are you a worry wart? One lady said, “Don’t tell me it does no good to worry. Most of the things I worry about never come to pass.” How the devil wants to make us worry and to fill us with dismay. And yet God says over and over again, Be not dismayed. I will take care of you.
What has God called you to do today? If He has called you to do it, don’t let the devil intimidate you. Joshua 1:9 says, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”